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  • Dennis Rodman says Trump and Kim Jong Un are 'pretty much the same': 'They love control'

    12/12/2017 2:32:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2017 | Katie Leach
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said that President Trump is "pretty much the same" as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman, who has met with Kim on multiple occasions and appeared on Trump"s "Celebrity Apprentice" show, Rodman told Agence France-Presse while in China that the two leaders exhibit similarities in how "they love control." The former athlete also said that the two are engaging in harmless "entertainment" when threatening nuclear warfare and "ain't nobody got no finger on the button."
  • LaVar Ball sends his sons to play in LITHUANIA after pulling them both out of school [tr]

    12/12/2017 6:41:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2017 | Staff
    The two youngest sons of LaVar Ball will play with a professional basketball team in Lithuania for one year. LiAngelo Ball, 19, and LaMelo Ball, 16, have signed a one-year contract with Prienai Vytautas in the Lithuanian Basketball League, The Vertical reports. The brothers will begin their international careers in January.
  • Malkin: The Comeuppance of Creepy Obama Crony Kevin Johnson

    10/15/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 16, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    The fit finally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. His latest troubles are a stark reminder of the despicable White House role in railroading a vigilant government watchdog who red-flagged Johnson's corruption years ago. Sports fans buzzed last week after ESPN shelved a documentary celebrating Johnson's efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in his city. The public relations disaster came at the hands of the weekly Sacramento News & Review, which has published damning reports all year long on Johnson's use of public resources for personal gain — along with sports website...
  • Why The NBA Will Eventually Overtake The NFL In Popularity And Why It Matters (2year old article)

    11/24/2017 1:04:42 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 12, 2015 | Roger Groves
    The NBA is outdueling the NFL in global popularity. There are now about 100 international players in the NBA. The NFL is too distant to be counted in a two League race. The NBA’s critical mass is an economic mass as well. The NBA quite adeptly realized that changing the playing times can increase the international viewership. It increased the number of Sunday early-afternoon games. A 12:30 pm game allows a growing European fan base to watch the games in early evening (7:30 pm). They then have time to finish the game, have a glass of warm milk or alcoholic...
  • The predictable LaVar Ball-Lakers war is coming

    11/22/2017 11:22:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | 10:06am | Hannah Withiam
    A father who didn’t think a couple high school basketball coaches were qualified to coach his sons isn’t stopping with the professionals. It took less than five weeks into Lonzo Ball’s rookie season for LaVar Ball to blame the Lakers’ coaching staff for not translating his son’s talent into production. Naturally, the basketball dad pumped himself up as the man for the job. “They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” LaVar Ball said of the Lakers staff in a recent interview with Bleacher Report. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the...
  • Which college teams visited the White House, and who stayed home?

    11/19/2017 1:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Moates
    President Trump hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion sports teams at the White House on Friday - or most of them, that is. The event began with the student athletes meeting President Trump in the Rose Garden for photos. "A lot of great athletes," Trump told the press pool. The Marine Corps Marching Band played nearby from the South Lawn, as President Trump joked with athletes, meeting them in groups. When talking with the Ohio State men's volleyball team, the president was seen jokingly smacking a volleyball in the air. While interacting with the West Virginia rifle team in...
  • UCLA players thank Trump, get suspended indefinitely

    11/15/2017 12:27:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 112 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2017 | 3:12pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump got his wish Wednesday afternoon when the three UCLA basketball players busted in China for shoplifting thanked him for his help in getting them home. The three, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley and LiAngelo Ball — younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball — also apologized to their families and their school, while thanking the Chinese cops for treating them well. “I would like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help they provided. I am grateful to be back home and I will never make a mistake like this again. I...
  • Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Protesting Inequality Are "Role Models Of American Patriotism"

    11/15/2017 12:17:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 14, 2017 | Emma Baccellieri
    Stan Van Gundy praised the work of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested racial injustice in an op-ed for Time magazine today, complete with a list of specific policy proposals on the subject.
  • Trump: Waiting for a 'Thank you' from 3 UCLA basketball players back in US

    11/15/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies ^ | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is hearing crickets from a trio of UCLA basketball players, despite his successful full-court press to get China to drop shoplifting charges against them. The three players, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. Trump, while on a tour of Asia, urged his Chinese counterpart to let them go, and may have been looking for some credit Wednesday. *snip* “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for...
  • NBA drama breaks out over using the word ‘owner’ (LOL, too funny.chickens coming home to roost)

    11/05/2017 2:57:24 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2017 | Greg Joyce
    Mark Cuban is taking exception to Draymond Green’s comments about team owners. Green said last week they should be called chairmen, as not to insinuate that they own someone, in the wake of Texans owner McNair’s comment that the NFL “can’t have inmates running the prison.” Now, Cuban wants an apology. “For him to try to turn it into something it’s not is wrong,” the Mavericks owner told ESPN. “He owes the NBA an apology. I think he does, because to try to create some connotation that owning equity in a company that you busted your ass for is the...
  • Steve Kerr: Gregg Popovich would make a great U.S. president

    11/02/2017 5:45:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 2, 2017 |
    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr won two of his five championships as a player under San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, and Kerr has often spoken highly of his mentor. So it might not come as a surprise that Kerr believes Popovich would make a good U.S. president.
  • Warriors Coach Instructs Parents on How to Use Team’s LGBTQ Pride Night to Educate Their Kids

    10/26/2017 6:14:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/26/2017 | Staff
    The Golden State Warriors, who are based in Oakland, Calif., used their home game on Wednesday night to host what they called “LGBTQ Pride Night.” In a pregame news conference, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told parents how they could use the night to instruct their kids on what their view should be towards LGBTQ—which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning. “Maybe if you’re coming to the game tonight and your child says, ‘What’s that?’ explain it to them,” Kerr said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Explain to them the importance...
  • Singer Justine Skye takes a knee while performing national anthem at Brooklyn Nets home opener

    10/21/2017 4:41:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | October 21, 2017 | David Caplan
    The Brooklyn Nets invited singer Justine Skye, a native of the New York City borough, to sing the national anthem at Friday night's home opener at Barclays Center -- and to the surprise of spectators and Nets management, she took a knee at the end of her performance. Reaction was a mix of cheers and boos, according to The Associated Press.
  • National Anthem singer takes a knee while performing at Brooklyn Nets game

    10/20/2017 10:09:13 PM PDT · by Main Street · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Oct 20, 2017, 10:15 PM | Katie Leach
    After performing the national anthem at Friday night's Brooklyn Nets game, singer Justine Skye took a knee in the latest installment of the ongoing demonstration. Skye knelt specifically during the line "and the home of the brave," according to reports. However, according to the Associated Press, the demonstration wasn't well received among fans. Skye reportedly received more boos than cheers for her stunt. Shortly after her performance at the Nets' home opening game, Skye posted on Instagram a clip of her kneeling with the caption, "Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and...
  • National anthem singer takes a knee while performing at Brooklyn Nets game

    10/20/2017 7:37:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/17 | Katie Leach
    After performing the national anthem at Friday night's Brooklyn Nets game, singer Justine Skye took a knee in the latest installment of the ongoing demonstration.Skye knelt specifically during the line "and the home of the brave," according to reports. However, according to the Associated Press, the demonstration wasn't well received among fans. Skye reportedly received more boos than cheers for her stunt.Shortly after her performance at the Nets' home opening game, Skye posted on Instagram a clip of her kneeling with the caption, "Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and probably won't...
  • San Antonio Spurs Preach ‘Equality’ Over JumboTron During Pregame Ceremony

    10/19/2017 11:29:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | October 18, 2017 | Will Levith
    Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs have doubled down on President Trump. Just days after Popovich called the president a “soulless coward” for accusing former presidents of not calling families of fallen soldiers (a complete fabrication, it turns out), before yesterday’s home opener, the team played a video over its scoreboard calling for unity. It was played immediately after players stood for the national anthem, and while it played, players from both the Spurs and visiting Minnesota Timberwolves locked arms, per ESPN. (Former Spurs’ stars Tim Duncan and David Robinson were in attendance and also locked arms with players.)
  • Golden State Warriors contest $40 million in Oracle Arena debt

    10/18/2017 8:45:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | October 18, 2017 | David DeBolt
    Just as the Golden State Warriors set out to defend their NBA title, a legal defense is ramping up over how much the team will owe for improvements made to Oracle Arena once the franchise makes its planned move to San Francisco. Lawyers for the Warriors, in an Oct. 6 letter to the American Arbitration Association, argue that the team has no obligation to pay any remaining debt once it leaves Oakland. The arena’s operator, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority (OACCA), contends the team must pay all the remaining debt — estimated to be about $40 million — regardless of...
  • LeBron James Wears 'Equality' Shoes, Cavs Link Arms During Anthem on Opening Night

    10/17/2017 9:25:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2017 | Daniel Rapaport
    LeBron James wore shoes that say "equality" for the Cavaliers' season-opener against the Celtics. LeBron's kicks for tonight #Equality (via @NBA) — The Crossover (@TheCrossover) October 17, 2017 James has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and spoke at length about his social activism at the Cavs' media day. "I will in my voice, I will in my passion, I will in my money, I will in my resources to my youth and my inner city and outside my inner city to let these kids know that there is hope, there is greater walks of life, and...
  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: President Trump is a 'soulless coward'

    10/16/2017 7:52:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 16, 2017 | Samantha Pell
    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has never been shy when it comes to criticizing President Donald Trump and he continued Monday, calling Trump a “soulless coward.” According to Dave Zirin of The Nation, Popovich called him Monday to vent after Trump attempted to defend his lack of public statements about the four United States soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Niger. Speaking Monday his press availability, Trump said: “President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m...
  • Woman Throws Drink on Two Lakers Fans for Taking a Knee During National Anthem

    10/09/2017 6:24:47 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 8, 2017 | Kayla Brantley
    A woman was recorded throwing her drink on two men at a Los Angeles Lakers game for kneeling during the national anthem.